Whether preparing for Hanukkah or looking for a delicious potato recipe, Latkes are a must.
The simple goodness of this recipe will have you wanting more!
• 4 medium white potatoes
• 6 tablespoons canola oil or olive oil
• 3 eggs, beaten
• 2 tablespoons matzo meal
• 2 teaspoons kosher salt
• 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
• Applesauce or sour cream (optional)
Prepare a large bowl filled with cold water.
Peel potatoes, and as you finish each, place in cold water to prevent browning.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Use a cheese grater to grate potatoes.
Add eggs, matzo meal, salt and pepper and mix well.
Drop 6 to 8 spoonfuls of mixture into hot oil. Using the back of a spoon, pat down each latke to flatten it. Put as many as you can in the skillet without crowding. Putting them too close together will make them soggy.
Fry 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp around the edges; repeat procedure until finished with all the batter.
Blot excess oil with paper towels.
Serve warm with applesauce or sour cream, if desired.
Tip: Corn meal is a great substitute for matzah meal, and will also make your latkes nice and crispy.